Daniel Winterfeldt QC (Hon)
Daniel is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Capital Markets practice. Currently based the London office, Daniel’s practice focuses on representing US, UK, European and Asian investment banks and corporate issuers in a wide range of securities transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S equity and debt offerings; Category 3, Regulation S transactions for US companies listing in the United Kingdom; rights offerings; exchange offers; equity-linked securities offerings; initial public offerings and secondary and follow-on offerings of equity securities, including SEC-registered transactions. Daniel founded the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London in 2006 to address US securities issues in the London market across law firms, banks and intermediaries. The Forum was short-listed by the British Legal Awards in 2009 for ‘Law Firm Innovation’. In 2015 the Forum took a leading role in supporting the London Stock Exchange and Euroclear UK & Ireland (CREST) in designing and implementing the system to allow for the electronic trading and settlement of Regulation S, Category 3 securities of US issuers trading on the London Stock Exchange. This innovation makes it easier for US companies to IPO on the London Stock Exchange. For this achievement the Forum was ‘Highly Commended” by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 in the category ‘Innovation in Navigating Regulation’. Daniel is also the founder and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, which seeks to promote meritocracy and inclusion for all diverse groups in the legal sector. The InterLaw Diversity Forum was “Highly Commended” by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 for ‘Innovation in Human Resources”. Daniel was named the “Legal Innovator of the Year” at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2012 for his work in capital markets and diversity and inclusion. In 2020 Daniel was appointed as Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa (Honorary QC) for both his contributions to capital markets in England & Wales through the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London as well as his contributions to diversity, inclusion and culture in the legal sector through the InterLaw Diversity Forum.